The purpose of Student Council is to promote good citizenship, to encourage a high standard of scholarship, to promote school spirit, to demonstrate the practical application of democracy and to advance the welfare of the school and its members in every possible way. Students in 7th and 8th grade are eligible to be officers, commissioners, and ambassadors. Students in 3rd through 6th grade are eligible to be class representatives.
Student Council Job Descriptions
President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer must be upcoming 8th graders; all other positions can be upcoming 7th or 8th graders
1. President: The President presides over all meetings and activities of the Student Council. The president also represents our school at all functions assigned by the principal, vice-principal, and/or Student Council moderator, including school assemblies.
2. Vice President: The Vice President may preside over one meeting a month and when the president is unable to attend a meeting, assembly, or function. The Vice President will perform the jobs of the Secretary or the Treasurer should either officer be absent.
3. Secretary: The Secretary takes the roll and keeps the minutes at all meetings. The Secretary is also responsible for taking pictures at Student Council events for use in the school newspaper and/or yearbook, along with the Commissioner of Publicity.
4. Treasurer: The Treasurer counts and handles all money from any Student Council event. They are also responsible for providing classrooms with boxes or containers for fundraisers or any type of collection for the less fortunate.
5. Commissioner of Religious Affairs: This student is responsible for leading the daily morning prayers and prayer at all meetings and assemblies. This person also helps with the May Procession.
6. Commissioner of Athletics: This student reports the score of all St. Jude games, plans spirit pep rallies, and helps with Olympic Day and athletic awards assemblies as needed.
7. Commissioner of Elections: This student is responsible for the elections for the class representatives and the officer elections for the next school year. This student is responsible, along with the Commissioner of Extracurricular Affairs, for putting up and taking down the school flags each day. Finally, this student is responsible for announcing student birthdays during morning announcements, along with the Commissioner of Extracurricular Affairs.
8. Commissioner of Publicity: This student prepares the Student Council bulletin board and prepares all posters, publicity flyers, and announcements for Student Council events and other activities as needed. This person also assists with the planning of school spirit events and activities. They are also responsible for taking photographs at school events, along with the Secretary.
9. Commissioner of Extracurricular Affairs: This student is responsible for reporting the results of all non-athletic extracurricular events and for assisting with the planning of special events during the school year. This student is responsible, along with the Commissioner of Elections, for putting up and taking down the school flags each day. Finally, this student is responsible for announcing student birthdays during morning announcements, along with the Commissioner of Elections.
10. Commissioner of Safety and Environment: This student helps with playground safety, helps Mr. English set up the gates in the morning, move the gates at the end of each day, and assists with any safety assemblies. This person works with students, the administration, and the PTG on recycling and other environmental concerns. This person is also the student liason with the faculty Emergency Response team.
Weekly meetings are held every Thursday at 7:25 am in the Kindergarten classroom for Officers only. Representatives will join our meetings only on the first Thursday of every month (unless school is not in session). Students will be notified of cancelled meetings over the morning announcements the week of the cancelled meeting; otherwise, the Student Council President will contact officers and/or representatives to notify students of any cancelled meetings. Officers are to bring their own pencils to all meetings, while Representatives are to bring their own notepads and pencils. Officers and Representatives are to conduct themselves in an appropriate, considerate, and well-behaved manner during all meetings. Officers or representatives disrupting the meetings will receive the same consequences as they would during regular school hours. Arrive on time to all meetings, and, please visit your lockers before the meeting starts.
Eligibility Requirements for Student Council
All candidates for Student Council Officer positions and Class Representatives must meet the following requirements. Once elected, all students must maintain these requirements. Failure to do so will result in the loss of a student’s position.
1. Must have at least a “B” average in conduct and effort for the current and previous years, with no grade in conduct or effort below a “C” in any of the relevant trimesters.
2. Must have at least a “C-“ in all subject areas for all trimesters of the current and previous years.
3. Must have at least a “B” in Discipleship for all trimesters of the current and previous years.
Student Council Code of Conduct
As leaders and role models for the student body, Student Council officers are held to a higher standard of conduct. They must follow all rules, regulations, and responsibilities of the school and be models of school spirit. They must arrive on time for Student Council meetings and school functions. They must be courteous and kind to the school faculty and staff, classmates, and younger students. They must model exemplary behavior and attentiveness at all school events.
Mrs. Arisohn & Mrs. Schultze will be the Student Council Advisors for St. Jude the Apostle School.